SillyJokes Reveals UK's Practical Joker Hot Spots This April Fools Day

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April Fools Day seems the most appropriate day for Silly Jokes, the UK’s largest online retailer of practical joke items, to crack open its Joke Book to reveal the Top 10 towns and cities in the UK that buy practical joke items.

At SillyJokes HQ we have had loads of fun putting these tables together and must admit to being surprised at a few of the results. Who would have thought that Norwich and Ipswich would have ever been in the top 10 and more to the point we were shocked to see Blackpool in the bottom 10.

April Fools Day seems the most appropriate day for Silly Jokes, the UK’s largest online retailer of practical joke items, to crack open its Joke Book to reveal the Top 10 towns and cities in the UK that buy practical joke items.

The top 10 was calculated by looking at the number of orders in the last year per 100,000 people in each city or town1 and it revealed quite a few surprises.

Chief SillyJoker Caroline Creasey commented, “At SillyJokes HQ we have had loads of fun putting these tables together and must admit to being surprised at a few of the results. Who would have thought that Norwich and Ipswich would have ever been in the top 10 and more to the point we were shocked to see Blackpool in the bottom 10."

http://www.sillyjokes.co.uk Top 10 Practical Joke Buying Towns & Cities

1.    Reading -- Be wary of those London commuters, they come bearing practical jokes. Or could it be the Microsoft office workers catching each other out?

2.    Guildford -- Maybe it has something to do with the Surrey Uni being based there that has bumped it up into the number 2 place?

3.    Norwich    -- Are the residents trying to fight off their Alan Partridge inspired reputation a little too much by being the number 3 most popular place for buying practical jokes?

4.    Ipswich    -- Maybe its close proximity to the city in 3rd place means they are playing revenge pranks on each other?

5.    Peterborough -- It may be famous for its ghost tours and archaeology, but could it just be practical jokers making things go bump in the night?

6.    Oxford -- Those academics must be looking to let off steam via truly alternative routes.

7.    Nottingham -- This city may have come in at number 7 but residents bought the highest number of Stink Bombs? Ew!

8.    Chelmsford -- Its Common may be home to the highest number of adder snakes, but how many of these are real?

9.    Exeter -- The South West’s only offering in the top 10? Maybe it is all the cider spurring people on to play jokes on each other?

10.    Milton Keynes -- It may be home to the concrete cows and hundreds of traffic roundabouts, but the residents certainly know how to play a trick or two.

There was a real surprise at the other end of the spectrum with party-central Blackpool coming in the bottom 10 areas for people having bought practical joke items. The number one area for the least amount of practical joke items bought was Caerphilly in Wales.

1. Caerphilly (Wales)    

2. Rochdale    

3. Dudley    

4. Dover    

5. Bury    

6. Scarborough

7. Barnsley

8. Rotherham

9. Blackpool

10. Wirral

Editors Notes

For further information contact

1.    Minimum population for the survey was 100,000

For further information contact:

Andy Barr – 10 Yeti’s Public Relations, 01452 300683 – 07743057458,

Caroline Creasey – SillyJokes - 01327 857839

Or visit; http://www.sillyjokes.co.uk

  •      SillyJokes started in 1999 selling Remote Controlled Fart Machines from a back bedroom and is now a multi-million pound business, with a funny side.
  •      SillyJokes holds the world record for the largest whoopee cushion ever made, as featured on BBC Television and Radio 1.
  •      SillyJokes is the UK’s leading retailer of practical jokes and fancy costume items and its website attracts tens of thousands of new visitors every day.
  •      SillyJokes products have featured on a number of TV and Radio programs and are the practical joke and prop aid to many high profile celebrities and production companies such as BBC, Tiger Aspect and the Metropolitan Police.
  •      SillyJokes has won National and Regional eCommerce awards in 2004 and 2005.
  •      Journalist quiz (complete the joke and the best submission sent in to andy @ 10yetis.co.uk gets a prize from the SillyJokes website): If a tree falls over in a field and no one is about...

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